Nicolas Cage went on a quest to find the Holy Grail which took him to Glastonbury, the actor has revealed, where he drank from a stream that he said tasted like the blood of Christ.
He went on a “grail quest”, inspired by religion and mythology, in which “one thing lead to another”, he said, and ended up there.
Given that he lived just outside Bath that would be a 26 mile quest then.
It’s not actually as mad as it sounds either:
“One thing would lead to another,” the actor told the New York Times, “It’s like when you build a library.
“You read a book, and in it there’s a reference to another book, and then you buy that book, and then you attach the references. For me it was all about where was the grail? Was it here? Was it there? Is it at Glastonbury?”
He added: “If you go to Glastonbury and go to the Chalice Well, there’s a spring that does taste like blood.”
“I guess it’s really because there’s a lot of iron in the water.”
Rather than saddling up the coconut halves it’s rather more a literary quest with a bit of wandering around Somerset…..